1010 BCE–970 BCE
Historical Period: Ancient Asia
King David was the most powerful king of biblical Israel who ruled from 1010 BC to 970 BC. He expanded the size of his kingdom, created a unitary state, and chose Jerusalem as the new capital city. David was also a gifted poet.
Quotes from King David:
- The Psalmist laments that he lives in a Society which “hateth peace” and cries out “I am for peace: but when I speak they are for war”
- Author: The Book of Psalms (KJV)